Here Are 63 Other Cases Where The Government Asked For Help To Unlock A Smartphone

"The ACLU also filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Justice Department in December, seeking additional information on every case involving the All Writs Act. The Justice Department informed ACLU that they were gathering responsive documents, but as of today none have been produced, said Riana Pfefferkorn, a fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, which joined the ACLU in the request. Pfefferkorn said the San Bernardino case should be an indicator of the government’s ability to hack into devices in other instances.

“I think it calls for other courts to be skeptical,” Pfefferkorn said. “Hopefully this re-ups that issue, around judges pressing them (government investigators) hard when they come forward with new cases.”"